Hundreds to ‘Unite for Marriage’ at U.S. Supreme Court, April 28
LGBTQ advocates & allies to rally in support of marriage equality at historic SCOTUS hearings
WHAT: On April 28, hundreds of advocates supporting marriage equality will gather in the nation’s capital to give a face and voice to the overwhelming majority of Americans from all walks of life who believe in the freedom to marry.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 28; Religious leaders procession at 8:45 am ET; Program at 9:30 am-1 pm ET.
WHERE: Supreme Court of the United States, 1 First St. NE, Washington, D.C.
WHO: LGBTQ couples, LGBTQ and allied advocates, faith community leaders, and many others; speakers include:
Angie Ferrell-Zabala; Rabbi Denise L. Eger and Rabbi Lucy Dinner; Rev. Jacqui Lewis;
Cari Searcy & Kim McKeand; Isabel & Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez; Kinsey Morrison; Cheryl Maples; Kierra Johnson; Tony Sullivan; Imam Daayiee Abdullah; Ben West; German Roa & Boe Ramirez; Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC; Stacey Long Simmons & Tracy Simmons; Amy
Cotton; Candy Cintron & Lena Hernandez; Robin McGehee; Bishop Yvette Flunder; Ruby Corado; Rev. Dr. Brad Braxton; Joe Vitale, Rob Talmas & Cooper Talmas-Vitale; Cathy & Sheila Marino-Thomas; Ingrid Duran & Catherine Pino; and Mark Phariss & Vic Holmes.
MORE: Polling shows that 63% of Americans support the freedom to marry, which extends to majority support in every region of the country. Additionally, the Williams Institute this month released a reportthat predicts that by 2016, more than half of the 50 states will show supermajority support of 60% or higher.
With the U.S. Supreme Court set to hear oral arguments in marriage cases on April 28, Unite for Marriage is working to make a strong case in the court of public opinion about why marriage matters and how marriage discrimination is harmful. Unite for Marriage is a partnership of organizations including the National LGBTQ Task Force, Campaign for Southern Equality, Family Equality Council, Freedom to Marry, GetEQUAL, GLAAD, Human Rights Campaign, and Marriage Equality USA. For more information, visit: http://www.uniteformarriage.org.
National LGBTQ Task Force